Eye Diseases - Ayurvedic Concept

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					Eye Diseases - Ayurvedic Concept
Eyes being one of the most important organs in Ayurveda, all five
elements play a role in maintaining eye health. Earth (prithivi) governs
the muscular part of the eye, fire (tejas) rules the blood vessels, air
(vayu) governs the color, water (apu) dominates the white area, and space
(akasha) controls the tear ducts and channels.According to ayurvedic
studies, eye problems are caused by upsetting of one of the three doshas
namely an imbalance in vata, pitta or kapha doshas.
Improper Eye care can result in the following:
Impaired vision (need of glasses)
Damaged Retinas

Vata disorders in the eye tend to lead to dryness, poor vision and
Pitta imbalances cause burning, inflammation, yellow pus, and redness.
Ayurvedic eye treatment varies for each problem. Few eye strengthening
and purifying treatments are use of triphala eyewash, eye bright infusion
and netra vasti. Cooling herbs such as roses, sandalwood, coriander
leaves, and Indian eyeliner (kajal) also improve vision. A drop of pure
castor oil in the eyes is also healing for vata and pitta eye diseases.
As shatavari is high in vitamin A and gooseberry in vitamin C these
strengthen the eyes connective tissue integrity. As per Ayurveda it is
vital to protect the eyes from chemicals, overstrain, sunlight and
internal toxins. Heat too increases degeneration of the eyes connective
tissue so one should avoid hot hair dryers, hot water on the face,
alcohol based cosmetics around the eyes. Yogic eye exercises are indeed
helpful to maintain clarity of vision. Above all a diet, rich in
antioxidants such as fresh fruit and vegetables will result in strong
Please visit eye care herbal remedies for more herbal preparations.
Dr Rajesh Nair is a Web writer and ayurvedic researcher. Check out his
favorite sources for ayurvedic medicines, and eye care medicines.
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